Interdisciplinary learning allows you to create something new by thinking across boundaries. Any one of Saint Mary’s four interdisciplinary minors, when coupled with your major field of study, will help you look at challenges and opportunities with a new perspective.
Environmental Sustainability - Minor
We understand “environment” as the biological, economic, and cultural surroundings on which we depend and with which we interact. What resources are available to us, and how do we exercise wise stewardship of them?
Creativity and Inquiry - Minor
How do you see? How do you know? How do you create? This integrated minor examines the role of inquiry, intelligence, creativity, and innovation in human endeavors.
Global Diversity and Social Justice - Minor
This minor will focus on diversity of populations, the distribution of resources, and issues of global and social justice.
Self, Society, and the Sacred - Minor
What is our responsibility to ourselves, our society, the natural world, and the sacred? In this minor, you will examine how people from a variety of times and cultures have explored these questions and begin to develop answers of your own.
Students within the same minor can have different general education experiences, based upon the courses you choose.
All minors will include courses representing these disciplinary areas:
- Literature (English and Spanish)
- Math, Computer Science, and Natural Sciences (including a lab)
- Social Sciences (Psychology, Sociology, Criminal Justice, Political Science, Human Services)
- Arts (Theatre and Dance, Music, Art and Design) and Communication
Students in the Lasallian Honors Program complete their interdisciplinary studies by following the Honors curriculum.